- simple past tense and past participle of unbind.
- not bound, as a book.
- free; not attached, as by a chemical bond: unbound electrons.
Origin of unbound
- to release from bonds or restraint, as a prisoner; free.
- to unfasten or loose, as a bond or tie.
Origin of unbind
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Examples from the Web for unbound
He glides almost instantly from place to place as if unbound by mortal shackles such as gravity and momentum.How the Oklahoma City Thunder Out-Heated the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals
June 13, 2012
So many of the delegates who are coming to the convention are unbound delegates.Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan, Joe Biden and More Sunday Talk
The Daily Beast Video
April 1, 2012
He unbound his crimson silk cloth and whisked it about in the water to wash it.The Chinese Fairy Book
She unbound and bound him in sections, as it were; he watching her with a morose smile.Stories of a Western Town
Her glowing copper hair, all unbound, fell about her shoulders like a mantle.The Strolling Saint
My unbound books, and all my tracts and pamphlets, are to be tied up with pink tape."Stops"
They unbound him and took him with them in their wanderings for three years.Canada: the Empire of the North
Agnes C. Laut
- the past tense and past participle of unbind
- (of a book) not bound within a cover
- not restrained or tied down by bonds
- (of a morpheme) able to form a word by itself; free
- to set free from restraining bonds or chains; release
- to unfasten or make loose (a bond, tie, etc)
Word Origin and History for unbound
Suæ huæt ðu unbindes ofer eorðu bið unbunden in heofnum. [Lindisfarne Gospels, Matt. xvi:19]
Unbound is from Old English unbunden, in literal sense. Figurative sense first attested late 14c.; of books from 1540s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper